18th Match, Group F, Johannesburg, Sep 18 2007, ICC World Twenty20
(19.1/20 ov)165/4
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
player of the match

Two excellent half-centuries from Misbah and Malik have almost certainly taken Pakistan through to the semi-finals, unless Bangladesh pull off two major upsets. Paksitan's bowlers did bowled extremely well during the final stages of Australia's innings to restrict them to 164.

Misbah-ul-Haq is the Man of the Match for his 66 off 42 balls. It was a splendid innings under pressure after Pakistan had lost their top-order cheaply. Thank you for tuning into Cricinfo's coverage of this match. This is George Binoy signing off, cheers.

Symonds to Malik, 1 wide

Symonds bowls a bouncer which takes Malik by surprise, the umpire calls it wide and Pakistan have won!

Symonds to Misbah, 1 run

Misbah moves towards the off side and paddles the ball through square leg to level the scores

Pakistan need two off the last over which will be bowled by Symonds.

end of over 1911 runs
PAK: 163/4CRR: 8.57 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 2 runs from 6b
Shoaib Malik52 (38)
Misbah-ul-Haq65 (41)
Nathan Bracken4-0-35-0
Mitchell Johnson4-0-28-1
Bracken to Malik, no run

pushed towards mid-on off the front foot

Just two more needed for Paksitan.

Bracken to Malik, 2 runs

Malik backs away towards leg and pushes the ball to long-on for two more

Bracken to Misbah, 1 run

driven to long-off for a single

Bracken to Misbah, SIX runs

Bracken bowls a slower ball on off stump, Misbah gets under it and smashes it high over the long-on boundary, that's a massive hit, it's measured at 111 meters, the biggest of the tournament

Bracken to Malik, 1 run

Malik backs away towards leg and cuts to short third man where Johnson moves to his left and fields, Malik brings up his 50

Bracken to Misbah, 1 run

played with an open face to Johnson at short third man

Pakistan need 13 off the last two overs. Bracken will bowl the penultimate over.

end of over 189 runs
PAK: 152/4CRR: 8.44 • RRR: 6.50 • Need 13 runs from 12b
Shoaib Malik49 (35)
Misbah-ul-Haq57 (38)
Mitchell Johnson4-0-28-1
Brett Lee4-0-30-0
Johnson to Malik, no run

good length ball on middle stump, Malik stands on the back foot and defends towards point

Johnson to Malik, no run

driven uppishly off the front foot to Symonds at cover

Johnson to Malik, 2 runs

full ball outside the off stump, Malik chips it in the air towards long-off for two more runs, just 13 needed off 14 now

Johnson to Misbah, 1 run

driven off the front foot through point

Johnson to Misbah, FOUR runs

superb shot, Misbah picks up the slower ball and lofts it crisply over Johnson's head, the ball splits long-off and long-on and reaches the boundary

Johnson to Misbah, 2 runs

played off the pads through midwicket for two more

Pakistan need 22 off the last three overs. Mitchell Johnson returns for a final spell.

end of over 175 runs
PAK: 143/4CRR: 8.41 • RRR: 7.33 • Need 22 runs from 18b
Shoaib Malik47 (32)
Misbah-ul-Haq50 (35)
Brett Lee4-0-30-0
Stuart Clark4-0-27-3
Lee to Malik, no run

Lee bowls a slower ball outside off stump, Malik tries to heave it through the leg side but can't make contact, the free hit doesn't cost Australia

Lee to Malik, (no ball) 2 runs

Lee over-steps and bowls a full toss which Malik hits towards mid-on, Clarke dives to his left and fields superbly but concedes an overthrow, free hit coming up

Lee to Malik, no run

full toss on off stump, Malik drives back to Lee who picks up and fires the throw back at Malik and hits him on the calf, the ball rolls to Bracken at short fine leg

Lee to Misbah, 1 run

full toss on off stump, Lee was looking for the yorker, Misbah drives to long-on to bring up his fifty, well played but there's a bit more to do

Lee to Misbah, no run

slower ball on off stump, Misbah defends back to Lee off the front foot

Lee to Malik, 1 run

another yorker length delivery on middle stump, Malik gets an inside edge down to long leg where Hogg does well to keep the batsmen to a single

Lee to Malik, no run

Lee fires in the yorker on middle stump, Malik defends towards mid-on